如客戶有意進一步加強其防洪設施，請致電 3912 0605 與高級工程師程廣輝先生或與相關策略業務單位聯絡，以制訂合適方案。
Assisting Customers to Prepare for the Upcoming Typhoon Season
As climate change intensifies, extreme weather (such as Super Typhoons Hato and Mangkhut) appears frequently and becomes more threatening to Hong Kong. In view of the upcoming typhoon season, the EMSD works closely with clients to continuously review contingency plans and operational arrangements, as well as take a series of precautionary measures to protect clients’ E&M assets. Our Emergency Control Centre will monitor the city’s E&M facilities round the clock, keep liaising with various government departments at all times and co-ordinate with our internal engineering teams on their work during typhoons. Meanwhile, our colleagues will stand fast in their positions and stand by to carry out emergency repair works for any damaged facilities so as to protect public safety and minimise the impact of typhoons on people’s lives.
Public transport network and facilities are extremely important for the commuting of members of the public. To ensure that facilities at the ferry piers can be quickly repaired after typhoons, we have stocked up on stores and reserved sufficient manpower for emergency repair. Currently, we are also working with the Transport Department to develop ferry pier facilities which are more resistant to storm and wave attack. One of the examples is the renovation project at the Hung Hom (South) Ferry Pier, in which trials of replacing wood planks of the boarding gangways with removable stainless steels and fibre mesh material have been carried out, which can greatly reduce damages caused by storm surge.
Super typhoons may bring damage to E&M facilities and directly affect various public services. As the typhoon season approaches, we have strengthened the protection of E&M facilities located along the coast and below sea level. For instance, we have collaborated with our client to install flood protection gates at the switchroom of the seawater pump house of Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital (PYNEH) located in Heng Fa Chuen, as well as elevate the associated electrical switchboard and electricity generating units. These will greatly reduce the risk of affecting the operation of the seawater pump house and ultimately the hospital’s operation due to flooding. For plant rooms located in flood-prone areas, such as Queen Mary Hospital, Tai Mo Shan Radar Station, Sai Kung beaches, Tseung Kwan O Waterfront Park and pedestrian subways, etc., temporary or permanent flood protection gates have been installed to further enhance the flood prevention facilities.
Furthermore, we are dedicated to ensuring that client departments are provided with stable power supply to maintain normal operation of their E&M facilities. An example of this is the Government Logistics Centre in the Chai Wan coastal area. We have reviewed the schematic diagramme of its switchroom in advance for prompt emergency diversion of the building power supply when necessary, and are planning to install a remote monitoring system to monitor the switchroom situation and a remote switch control for the emergency generator. Moreover, we have conducted a feasibility study on relocation of the switchroom to eliminate the risk of flooding, while we also provide analyses and offer professional advice on client’s plan to install an independent generator for their critical E&M systems.
The EMSD has made preparations and carried out contingency work in response to the approach of typhoon season to lessen the impact on client departments, the community and major infrastructures caused by damaged E&M facilities due to typhoons.
If clients are interested in further enhancing their flood prevention facilities, please contact Mr. Ching Kwong-fai, Senior Engineer, at 3912 0605 or the relevant strategic business units to develop suitable solutions.